Borreli's Italian Restaurant

Borreli's Italian Restaurant

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+61 2 9876 6563+ Add website
Hours
Sun
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$10.00 – $49.00
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Is this an Italian restaurant?
PRICE RANGE
$10.00 – $49.00
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles78 reviews
Excellent
28
Very good
27
Average
7
Poor
10
Terrible
6
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

MJD013
Sydney483 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
Quite a nice Italian restaurant tucked away in Epping We had the lamb shanks, a fillet steak with mushroom sauce, a salad, and some bread. The service was prompt, and food was served at the right temperature and tasted great. And it was a BYO (wine only) Off street parking was easily available
Written 11 February 2022
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Gaigin
134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Had a Valentines dinner with my wife last night. Excellent food and fantastic service. Meals were to die for and we both enjoyed them very much. It pays to book a table. We tried to walk in off the street last year and weren’t able to get one, so this year we pre planned... we’d recommend it to anyone after authentic Italian fare...
Written 14 February 2020
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Marie-Therese3
Sydney23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 couples
This lovely little quiet restaurant was absolutely charming. It was a perfect place for a couple to get away mid week and enjoy a date night. The food was delicious! We had the melanzani entrée and I had the fungi with polenta while my partner had the gnocchi The staff were very friendly (and patient) and little added bonus that parking wasn't far away. Thank you for an enjoyable night with really good food.
Written 2 August 2023
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Eggo1969
Sydney200 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
We picked this restaurant after reading quite a few reviews and were really surprised at how poor the restaurant is. We were shown to our table down in the bowels of the venue which had no atmosphere with lame attempts at Italian art on the walls with the occasional faux brick tile stick on the walls. Our waitress struggled to communicate but was attentive. Set menu priced at $59 a head for an aperitif (olives, bread and olive oil balsamic dip), main and dessert. The mains were cheap pub quality. We had the chicken masala and fish. Both were overcooked and presented on mashed potato with some veges. Desserts were creme caramel and gelato. Overall poor quality and ridiculous for the price. Service was very fast to a fault with the aperitif and mains coming a couple e of minutes apart. I'd look elsewhere for the price in future.
Written 14 February 2020
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Simon M
Sydney1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
My wife and I had eaten a few times here and always had good meals, but that was over a year ago. We went on Valentine’s Day and it was without a doubt one of the worst meals we have ever experienced. We paid over $185 with one drink and two set menu and walked away feeling ripped off and hated the food. I rate a 2 because the service from the floor team was good and they went out of their way to try and manage a kitchen disaster. They were polite and attentive and did the best they could considering the poor food coming out of the kitchen. We even saw the kitchen staff come into the restaurant mid service with what was shopping bags. Took 30 minutes to get the bread with a terrible topping. Entrees were poor except when I at the portobello mushroom on its own and the mains was frozen seafood that was cooked in a red sauce from a jar. My wife’s food I can’t even describe. Sorry, but we are disappointed and will never return and was a waste over a special night.
Written 21 February 2023
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Borrellis Management
Hi Simon, We are very sorry to hear your experience with us. Unfortunelty due to the size of the kitchen and bar our storeroom is in the back where staff do go down and bring up milks, creams, drinks, fruit etc from fridges and use bags to hold as its convenient. Our produce is all delivered from suppliers, breads, meats, poultry and seafood. We do not use any form of jar Napolitana sauce it's made fresh in the morning by one of the owners who frankly is a little insulted. We have not been around for over 35 years if we didn't use quality ingredients as well as freshly bought and made. My father goes to the markets for me twice a week as well as other suppliers to pick up whenever we need for big bookings days, ie Valentine's day when we fed over 100 people. I'm sorry you and your wife left disappointed, the staff did check up on your table multiple times as it's our standard, we could have addressed any issues you had with your dishes immedietly. Thank you for kind words about the floor staff as I will let them know. We hope you can give us another chance to change your view on us and we can let you leave satisfied and wanting more of Borrellis. Thank you.
Written 16 November 2023
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Michele M
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 couples
Food very overpriced for such bad quality food. Squid was so dry and crunchy was like eating cereal. Expensive steak was tasteless. Service polite. In past years it was a beautiful place to eat. A hidden gem. Now I wouldn’t go there if it was free!
Written 22 June 2022
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cctravels8
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 friends
We booked a last minute Christmas party in the private vintage room and were not disappointed. It was a fully private space, but had such a warm and intimate feeling you still felt that you were dining in the main restaurant area. We had such a wonderful night and the service was great. The owner was very accomodating to all our requests and made sure everyone was taken care of. We enjoyed some of the restaurant’s Christmas cocktails which were delicious and fun. The food was exceptional from start to finish. We ordered several dishes to share from entrees to mains. Great portion sizes too. The standout dishes were the pastas (four cheese gnocchi, chicken pesto penne, spaghetti prawn pasta) and steak. Although very satisfied and full, we had to end the night with dessert. The homemade tiramisu was the perfect way to end the evening, as well as the mango and berry panacottas. Overall, we had a fantastic evening with delicious food and drinks, at a great restaurant. If you’re looking for a private room for your next gathering or event, this is it.
Written 26 November 2023
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Ian P
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
Over the top pricing. $ 178.50 for 2 people. 1 garlic bread, 1 entree, 2 mains, veggies were extra, 1 desert, 1 coffee, 2 x corkage @ $9 each. WTF? Most restaurants charge $3/ head corkage. Never going back here.
Written 20 September 2023
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Borrellis Management
Hi Ian, We are sorry to hear you were not happy with the pricing and wont return because of it. We just want to clarify All our dishes in our menu are priced on our menu quite clear, our website also shows our complete menu with cost so we are sorry you were unaware before ordering all dishes which is shown in your photo you posted. Our mains start from $22.90 all the way to $49 (Steak with mixed seafood and sides). Garlic bread is $9.90. Entrees start from $14 to $21.90 (Seafood hotpot). Coffee is $5 and desserts start from $7.50, so I think our prices are quite fair considering our portions are very large with a lot of our guests sharing dishes, our quality of produce is higher grade and we take pride in what we serve. Prices vary depending on what you have ordered. We are a fully licensed venue which holds almost 20 beers, 40 different wines, multiple champagnes and a great selection of spirits, unfortunately when you bring your own wine there is a fee which is advertised on our menu, website and on premises so its clear before opening any bottles. We just want you to understand that almost every year our suppliers (and we have at least 15 separate suppliers) have a price increase at least once a year, as you are very aware with the produce in supermarkets costing today. In 17 years we have had 4 price increases. Thank you, and again sorry you were not satisfied, if you wanted to talk any further please contact us 0298766563. Take care. Regards, Borrellis Team
Written 15 November 2023
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Rob J
Sydney24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
Although we have lived in Epping for a decade now, this was our first real experience of this restaurant. It has a small layout, but it is quiet and intimate. The staff were very friendly and helpful with the menu. The quality of the food was fine (Salmon Risotto was very nice and the Bruschetta was generous) Price was reasonable and consistent with the quality. Will definitely go again
Written 14 August 2022
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Rachelle S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 friends
WOW! This actually blew my mind. It is so hard to find real authentic Italian food in Sydney but this little gem in Epping did just that. Beautiful pastas, the steak was heaven and the desserts were made by the owners mum. The private vintage room was also decked out in christmas decorations and art that transported me straight to Italy.
Written 22 November 2023
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Carlopaul
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 friends
I had a beautiful evening with a group of friends having an early Christmas dinner. The restaurant was decorated in Christmas festive decor, felt so nostalgic and cosy! Food was amazing, very authentic Italian, the Filetto Funghi steak is a must try! Staff were friendly and so attentive, would highly recommend for large groups, the private vintage room is perfect for parties! Also the deserts, wow! Homemade, best panna cotta ever!
Written 25 November 2023
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Chris A
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 friends
What a great night! Celebrating Christmas amongst a large group of friends at Borrellis an authentic Italian Family restaurant was such a great experience. From the tasty Christmas cocktails ( it was the Grinch for me! ) to amazing spread of food we shared. My favourite had to be 4 cheese gnocchi. We finished off with 4 home made desserts and just wow!! Every one of them hit the right spot but the Tiramisu wow to die for. The function room was like a Christmas wonderland which was a great touch. Can’t wait to go back again!
Written 22 November 2023
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Andrea F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 friends
Had a fantastic Christmas party at Borrellis. Sam & her team were friendly & hospitable. Delicious food! All the pasta dishes were sensational. We had the space at the back of the restaurant which was warm and inviting. The Christmas cocktails were amazing & the desserts was housemade by the owners mum. Tiramisu & panacotta were the winners. Highly recommend!
Written 22 November 2023
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Daniela P
Sao Paulo3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 friends
This restaurant is a dream! Unmissable! The staff is extremely kind, the food is magical, and the tiramisu is the best in Sydney. If you want to have a special moment that stimulates all your senses and warms your heart, come to this place!
Written 28 June 2024
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Sightsee04012660054
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
One of my favourite Italian restaurants in Sydney! Best service, best food! It's hard to find Authentic Italian food and this place does it perfectly! Thank you always, team. Big love Sam <3
Written 15 February 2024
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